July – International Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month is recognized every year in July. It is dedicated to raising awareness about the grief parents go through after the unfortunate loss of a child and the kind of support needed to overcome this unimaginable grief. It’s common knowledge that parents should not have to outlive their children.
The thought is so painful that many of us avoid the topic because even though most of us haven’t experienced it, we know it’s one of the worst things that can happen to a person. But it is during this difficult time that the people most affected by the tragedy — the parents — must know that they are loved and supported.
Ways to support them
Be bold and
💟 reach out to a bereaved parent
💟 let them know you are missing their child with them
💟 tell them you remember their child to raise awareness and/or show support.